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Private Historic Castle in San Francisco

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 185 m²
Property type castle

Overview

About the property

Full modern kitchen, Wi Fi, living room w/fireplace ,views of SF Bay

This unusual historical landmark has 3 beds (2 Q 1 trundle)2 bathrooms w/showers, beautiful modern kitchen, dining room,living room and 1 car indoor garage. Wi Fi, 2 flat screens TV's Outdoor patio . Interior beautifully decorated by SF local designer

*Small events /dinner parties considered price TBD

*Available for photo shoots and film

*Company team building

* Work offsite retreat

This property was named Albion castle and was once a working brewery.

Located in Hunters Point in an area that is quickly becoming the new 'artists district' Close to Freeways and local transit

This property is Gated and has enclosed garage and alarm system

More Details

Property Manager
Jennifer Gilbert or Bill and Lee Ann Gilbert
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
60%
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2017

About Jennifer Gilbert or Bill and Lee Ann Gilbert

This property was purchased in 2012 The husband and wife owners are both San Francisco natives who grew up in Hunters Point in the 1950's. The owners have a love for unusual historical properties and jumped at the chance to acquire this unique property located in the city they love .

**Google Albion Castle Bill Gilbert for recent pics and article

Jennifer Gilbert or Bill and Lee Ann Gilbert purchased this castle in 2012

Why Jennifer Gilbert or Bill and Lee Ann Gilbert chose San Francisco

This property has underground water caverns hosting a natural spring system that produces 10,000 gallons of water daily. There is nothing quite like it.

Its not your typical vacation area however once you are behind the closed gates you truly enter another world.

What makes this castle unique

The large modern kitchen is fully equipped and has easy access to the dining room and living room.

1.2 Acres

Large windows give you a nice view of the SF Bay.

Lookout tower located on the third floor

Underground water cavern tour (when available)

Outside patio firepit

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Bayview-Hunters Point, California

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Located on 2nd and 3rd floor
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • **Two private bedrooms. **Two additional open rooms upstairs w/Trundle bed and a full size futon.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
Notes:
This unique property is for those looking for something out of the ordinary.

Reviews

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(5 traveller reviews)

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Private Historic Castle in San Francisco
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
San Francisco, CA
5

A magical place

  • 5 of 5

If you are even thinking about renting the Castle, think no more. Do it! This place is amazing. The history alone is enough to make it fun, but then the property has been so well and tastefully updated. All of my guests arrived at the castle door with their mouths gaping because they could not believe where they were. What a special place. It's got ample room to host several people, and sleep a few people as well. The bedding was extremely comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped. They even had firewood for the fireplace and back patio fire pit! Words and even pictures do not do this place justice. It's on beautiful old grounds, and the castle just keeps going up and up the hill. And on top of all of that, there are amazing views of the bay! I rented the place in September, which is absolutely my most favorite month for weather in SF, but I would imagine it would also be one of the last places in SF to get fog in the summer too. If that all still doesn't sell you, the property manager, Jennifer, is very responsive and super nice. And her father makes a good wine to boot! ;)

In summary, I had an amazingly wonderful time and only wish I could have stayed more than just one night.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing night here, I've lived in SF my whole life and I had no idea there was a castle. One of a kind experience, very fun to stay in a SF landmark!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical gem in San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the castle was hands down amazing! I was sourced with the task to find the a venue for my company (Goorin Bros) product review / team meeting and really did not want a stuffy meeting room, so when I stumbled upon a historic castle in San Francisco I knew we found the perfect space! The thick brick walls, wood detailing, beautiful gardens, and impeccable decor the team was inspired from the second they walked through the gates leading to Goorin's most successful creative meetings on the books. Enough about us...

Jennifer was very accommodating and had great communication from beginning and you can tell she takes very good care of the house and property. The neighborhood is not the safest/ most convenient for nearby accommodation but once we got inside the gates, we felt very comfortable and protected.

I imagine like us, the people who stay there will again return. There’s really nothing like it.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

An incredible property with tons of California charm!

  • 4 of 5

Albion castle was the location for our film shoot and Jennifer and her family were incredible. They got us moved in and helped walk us around the property. There are so many rooms and spaces available for filming. The entire building is wrapped with gardens! It feels like you step back in time when you walk through the gates. Great place for a stay in SF or a film shoot. Don't be afraid of the neighborhood. Once you get in the gates no one is going to mess with your castle!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We stayed in a castle!

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to be the first VRBO patrons of this property. Nat met us at the property for a tour. The living room and kitchen were warm and inviting, bedrooms and bathrooms had luxury linens. The Owners stocked the frig with a few bottles of wine and beer. We loved the views from the tower and patio. It was incredible to be part of the history of the castle and we will stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1023 Miles
SFO
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Speak Easy
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
SF Ferry
Nearest Train
3.25 Miles
Bart
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
101/280
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

Explore San Francisco's art districts , award winning restaurants and popular tourist attractions

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday castle in Bayview-Hunters Point, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
A$1,211
From
A$1,243
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$637.35
Cleaning Fee A$254.94
Property Damage Protection A$75.21

$200.00 cleaning fee per stay


Special events and holidays excluded
**Small dinner parties /events considered**pricing TBD

1-2 night option available

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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